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It is possible to filter projects in Project portfolio and Project allocations views with Project filters. Project filters have selections Filter with a start date and Filter with an end date. These fields define the time period for filtering the projects. With these fields filter is affected so that the system seeks projects which are active at the selected time period. For example if the filters are set so that the Start date is 1st of January 2018 (2018-01-01) and the End date is 31st of January 2018 (2018-01-31) all the projects are listed which have start date set before this time period and the end date set after this time period. Below the picture is a matrix with more examples of different selections and outcomes of the filter results.

Examples of filtering projects with the start and end dates

Filter start dateFilter end dateProject start dateProject end dateFiltering resultExplanation
2018-01-012018-01-312017-09-012018-05-31MatchProject is active between the selected time period
2018-01-012018-01-31<not defined><not defined>MatchIf the project has no schedule set this filter assumes that the project is always active
2018-01-012018-01-312017-09-012018-01-18MatchProject is schedule to end during the selected filter time period and is active during some of the days in filter time period
2018-01-012018-01-312017-09-012017-12-01No matchProject is scheduled to end before the filter time period and is not active during the selected filtering time period